Skinheads jailed over Asian student attack

Two Melbourne skinheads have been jailed for brutally bashing a Vietnamese student before breaking a brick over his head, leaving him "unrecognisable as a human being".

The Vietnamese student had been listening to music while walking home from his job at a 7-Eleven store in Ascot Vale, in Melbourne's northwest, when he was attacked by Shannon Hudson, 21, Wayne O'Brien, 20, and a teenager who cannot be named.

They knocked him to the ground, calling him a "yellow dog" and "f***ing gook" while repeatedly stabbing, kicking and punching his head and body.

Once the victim was unconscious, Hudson broke a brick over his head.

Hudson, of Ascot Vale, was jailed for 10-and-a-half years on Wednesday, over what Justice Betty King described as an appalling, depraved attack.

She said photographs showed the victim had been left looking "almost unrecognisable as a human being".

O'Brien, who was staying with Hudson in Ascot Vale at the time, was jailed for four-and-a-half years over the June 27 attack.

The third offender has been dealt with in the children's court.

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